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GFA Veep, George Afriyie to contest 2019 GFA Presidency

Ghana Football Association vice president, George Afriyie, has officially announced his intention to contest the 2019 GFA Presidential Elections. The Liberty Professionals executive made his intention known to journalists at his 50th birthday celebrations on Friday night at his residence. Afriyie, who has been vice to Nyantakyi since 2015, becomes the second person to announce his intentions after GHALCA Chairman ...

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Eriksen scores two as Spurs reach FA Cup semi-finals

Christian Eriksen scored twice as Tottenham reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup for a second successive season with a comfortable win at Liberty Stadium. Fabulous first-half goals from Eriksen and Erik Lamela set Spurs on their way as they chase a ninth FA Cup win. Eriksen’s second made the result safe just past the hour mark. Tottenham might even ...

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Video assistant referees to be used at 2018 World Cup in Russia

Video assistant referees will be used at the World Cup for the first time after Fifa formally approved the technology for this year’s tournament. VAR has been trialled in some domestic English cup games this season, and has been used in Germany and Italy. “We need to live with the times,” said Fifa president Gianni Infantino. “We wanted to give ...

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UCL draw: Liverpool face Manchester City in quarter-finals

Manchester City will face Liverpool in an all-Premier League Champions League quarter-final. Runaway leaders City suffered their only defeat in the league this season at Liverpool on 14 January, while Pep Guardiola’s side beat the Reds 5-0 at Etihad Stadium last September. The first leg will take place at Anfield on 3-4 April, with the return the following week on ...

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Arsene Wenger wants to avoid Atletico Madrid

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said he would prefer to avoid a Europa League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid after beating AC Milan in the last 16. England striker Danny Welbeck scored twice – either side of a long-range strike from Granit Xhaka – as the Gunners won the second leg 3-1. Hakan Calhanoglu had opened the scoring for Milan, but the Italian ...

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IBO orders Emmanuel Tagoe to fight Fedor Papazov

The International boxing Organisation has formally written to BabyJet promotions to notify them of Emmanuel “Game Boy” Tagoe’s mandatory challenger. An intercepted email from the IBO’s President Ed Levine, charged Emmanuel Tagoe to defend his IBO World Lightweight title against Russian Fedor Papazov not later than the 15th of June 2018. Papazov beat Howik Bebraham via a split decision on ...

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Great Olympics appeal dismissed; league to start this weekend

An Accra High Court has dismissed Accra Great Olympics’ request to place an interlocutory injunction on the Ghana Premier League, paving the way for the competition to start this weekend. In presenting their case, Olympics asked for an extension of the injunction period to one month within which the GFA would hear their protest against Elmina Sharks, but that has ...

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Messi scores twice as Barcelona knock Chelsea out of Champions League

Chelsea went out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage with an error-ridden display against Barcelona. Following a 1-1 draw in the first leg, the visitors fell behind after just 128 seconds in the Nou Camp as Lionel Messi shot through the legs of Thibaut Courtois from a tight angle. Messi then set up Ousmane Dembele to hammer home ...

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We inherited a debt of GHc51m – Sports Minister

Mr. Isaac Kwame Asiamah, the Minister of Youth and Sports, has described as “disturbing”, a 51 million cedis debt inherited from the previous administration. The Minister, who disclosed this at a meet the press series in Accra on Tuesday, said the amount includes what departments and agencies under the ministry owed, adding that his administration has started settling the debts. ...

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Indian Wells: Serena Williams ‘should have been top seed’ – Halep

Simona Halep

Serena Williams should have been given top seeding at Indian Wells on her return from the birth of her daughter, says world number one Simona Halep. Williams has no official ranking after spending a year off court, which means she cannot be seeded for WTA events. However, she can gain entry to eight tournaments in 12 months – including two ...

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